According to the report, the next-generation earbuds are set to feature noise cancellation technology and will provide water resistance. The new earbuds could also come with health features like a heart rate sensor to further the company's reach in the health market.
Apple reportedly has big plans for its audio device lineup in 2019.
So says Bloomberg, which reports that an upgraded version of Apple's AirPods - the firm's toothbrush-head-alike wireless earphones - will arrive next year with added noise cancellation and a longer wireless range.
The first product on the docket is the AirPods. Unfortunately, it might not be possible to give them Ingress Protection, but it means that they will be able to keep out water from light rain and perspiration.
Apple is reportedly working on a number of more ambitious features as well.
Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia
Brazil struggled in their opening two matches, first held to a 1-1 draw and then needing late goals to win the other. Serbia will face off against Brazil at Spartak Stadium-Otkritie Arena in Moscow on Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.
Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller
A draw between the two would be a great result for both Japan and Senegal , who hope to wrap up a knockout stage spot on Thursday. Japan as a team showed character and persistence to keep going after a poor first half and they got their reward in their opener.
Supreme Court ruling says states can now tax online purchases
Lawmakers in the state, which has no income tax, passed a law created to directly challenge the Supreme Court's 1992 decision. For example, if you buy a laptop or printer from Newegg or a loveseat from Overstock you should budget for state sales tax.
Retail is expected to be more than the current $159 Apple charges for the existing Airpods.
Apple could refresh its entire line of audio-focused products as soon as next year.
After it was suggested the headphones would launch in late 2018, after facing "development challenges" Apple is expected to unveil new over-ear headphones as a "higher-end alternative to the company's Beats line,". A wireless charging case for Apple's in-ear audio solution is also in the pipeline and will be compatible with the upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat.
If a new report is to be believed, Apple could be introducing a more advanced AirPods next year, alongside the next-generation HomePod and an all-new over-ear headphones.
The report from Sina doesn't mention when a cheaper HomePod would go on sale, but noted that Apple is discussing the plans with one of its suppliers, a Taiwanese chip manufacturer called MediaTek.
Apple is also said to be in the process of developing a new version of its HomePod smart speaker. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. Two years later, Apple bought headphone maker and streaming-music company Beats for $3 billion, its largest acquisition.